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: because it's not about him. during the election, he was a lion. man, he tore mitt romney's face off, but when it's issues that aren't, you know, not necessarily related to his own personal career, not as much. >> cenk, that is exactly the thing that i find the most confusing about obama. here's a guy who during the election, he can run the new kind of campaign, exist in the new politics, he can get the dirty story told and also be the orator and be clean clean as a whistle up top. so he can do it all during the campaign, and then he wins the presidency. then to get it done, to push through legislation that has this kind of overwhelming popular support, he can't get it done. it's crazy to me. cenk: it's a matter of priorities mark, i'm telling you. it's the top priority for him to win, for himself personally, right? but the background check i think is a bit of an exception. i think he really did want that for his so-called legacy, as weak as i thought it was. everything else, you want me to water it down, keep 94 of the bush tax cuts and make them permanent? as long as i can take dow
them. they think in the general election 4% of the people care most about this issue, even though 91% of the country disagrees with us, we might not pay a political price for it whereas we know the lobby--the gun lobby will make us pay a price for it. isn't that what is wrong with our structurally with the current democracy. >> of course that's what is wrong with it. weakening that lobby is a very important part of it. but also changing the rules of the senate is a part of it that has to meet that weakening halfway. and when you have these senators who are afraid to vote for something because of the grade they're going to get. max baucus when he said why he didn't vote for it, one word, montana. the nra and the crazy support of max baucus. i'm not going to say it's crazy to support max baucus because they got what they wanted but they're so supportive with money you understand why the senators vote in that way. you have to change the structure of the filibuster. noah is right with four democratic senators they only would have gotten to 59 but they shouldn't have to get past 59. they
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